Mordechai Ben-Ari

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Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari (Hebrew: מרדכי (מוטי) בן-ארי‎) is a professor of computer science educated at the Weizmann Institute of Science.[1]

Ben-Ari has published numerous textbooks in computer science,[2][3][4] developed software tools for teaching Computer Science, and written influential papers[5][6] in computer science education.[7] His primary focus has been on books and tools for learning theoretical concepts in computer science, such as concurrency[8] and mathematical logic.[9]

In collaboration with the University of Joensuu in Finland, his group has developed the Jeliot program[10] animation system for teaching elementary computer science and programming.

Ben-Ari received the 2004 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions for Computer Science Education and was named an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2009.


  1. ^ Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari personal webpage
  2. ^ Mordechai Ben-Ari (2009). Ada for Software Engineers: Second Edition with Ada 2005. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-1-84882-313-6.
  3. ^ Moti Ben-Ari (2005). Just A Theory: Exploring The Nature Of Science. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1-59102-285-5.
  4. ^ Ben-Ari, M. (1996). Understanding programming languages. New York: Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-95846-8.
  5. ^ Mordechai Ben-Ari in Google Scholar
  6. ^ Mordechai Ben-Air in DBLP
  7. ^ Ben-Ari, M. (1998). "Constructivism in computer science education". ACM SIGCSE Bulletin. 30: 257–261. doi:10.1145/274790.274308.
  8. ^ Ben-Ari, M. (2006). Principles of Concurrent and Distributed Programming. Boston: Addison-Wesley (Second Edition). ISBN 978-0-321-31283-9.
  9. ^ Ben-Ari, M. (2012). Mathematical Logic for Computer Science (Third ed.). Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4471-4128-0.
  10. ^ Ben-Ari, M.; Bednarik, R.; Ben-Bassat Levy, R.; Ebel, G.; Moreno, A.; Myller, N.; Sutinen, E. (2011). "A decade of research and development on program animation: The Jeliot experience". Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. 22 (5): 375–384. doi:10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.04.004.

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